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Pumba Water Lodge is located in the 7,000 hectare Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. From its elevated position, Water Lodge (aptly named) looks over Lake Cariega with unrivalled views of the bushveld beyond.

The luxury accommodation comprises of 12 stone-walled, thatched, waterfront cottages linked by meandering timber footpaths. The cottages open onto private game-viewing decks with an outside shower and plunge pool. The bedroom and bathroom offer under-floor heating, dreamy free-standing bathtubs, double basins, bathrobes and fine linen; air-conditioning, earthenware fireplaces, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, binoculars and wildlife literature. Warmed by a central fireplace the split level dining and lounge area open out onto a large wooden deck with superb lake views. Meals can be served in a variety of locations and private candlelit dinners are available on request.  A wooden walkway leads down to the jetty superbly immersed in the lake, with sun loungers and umbrellas to relax and soak up the views.

Pumba Private Game Reserve’s Water Lodge – the perfect balance between an idyllic African safari and true 5-star luxury.


Stone Walled Thatched Chalets:
8 Impala Chalets offering four-poster, king or twin beds
3 x Gemsbok Chalets offering king or twin beds
1 x Kudu Suite offering 2 luxury en-suite bedrooms, separate lounge and private steam room



Open Season

Open All Year

Safari Experience

Experience an Eastern Cape safari in 5 star luxury at Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa situated in the malaria-free, Eastern Cape of South Africa.

A Big Five reserve Pumba is also home to the rare white lion. Twice daily game drives are offered which can be substituted for a bush walk, bird watching, night drive with star gazing, archery and bass fishing.

Once the sun is down, enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with vintage wines under the African stars.

Our exclusive Big 5 game reserve has achieved a gold status for its environmental responsibility through The Green Leaf Initiative, and a 5-star rating for its luxury accommodation facilities.


Wildlife & Birdlife

Together with unrivalled beauty and an abundance of wildlife, Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa provides a premium game viewing and safari experience in a renowned game park. View the famous Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) and a vast array of more than 250 species of bird.  Search for over 60 different species of mammals and have the rare opportunity of seeing the magnificent White Lion stalking prey or lazing around in its natural environment.

Added Extras

Satellite TV in guest lounge, library, complimentary WiFi, curio shop, pool and sundeck.